City of the lost / Kelley Armstrong.

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      First Edition.
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      Summary: "Casey Duncan is a homicide detective with a secret: when she was in college, she killed a man. She was never caught, but he was the grandson of a mobster and she knows this crime will catch up to her. Casey's best friend, Diana, is on the run from a violent, abusive ex-husband. When Diana's husband finds her, and Casey herself is attacked shortly after, Casey knows it's time for the two of them to disappear again. Diana has heard of a domestic violence support town made for people like her, a town that takes in people on the run who want to shed their old lives. You must apply to live in Rockton and if you're accepted, it means walking away entirely from your old life, living off the grid in the wilds of Canada: no cell phones, no Internet, no mail, no computers, very little electricity, and no way of getting in or out without the town council's approval. As a murderer, Casey isn't a good candidate, but she has something they want; she's a homicide detective, and Rockton has just had its first real murder. She and Diana are in. However, soon after arriving, Casey realizes that the identity of a murderer isn't the only secret Rockton is hiding-- in fact, she starts to wonder if she and Diana might be in even more danger in Rockton than they were in their old lives."-- Provided by publisher.
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    • ABNT:
      ARMSTRONG, K. City of the lost. First Edition. [s. l.]: Minotaur Books, 2016. ISBN 9781250092144. Disponível em: Acesso em: 29 nov. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Armstrong K. City of the Lost. First Edition. Minotaur Books; 2016. Accessed November 29, 2020.
    • APA:
      Armstrong, K. (2016). City of the lost (First Edition.). Minotaur Books.
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      Armstrong, Kelley. 2016. City of the Lost. First Edition. [Casey Duncan Novels]: [1]. Minotaur Books.
    • Harvard:
      Armstrong, K. (2016) City of the lost. First Edition. Minotaur Books ([Casey Duncan novels]: [1]). Available at: (Accessed: 29 November 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Armstrong, K 2016, City of the lost, First Edition., [Casey Duncan novels]: [1], Minotaur Books, viewed 29 November 2020, .
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      Armstrong, Kelley. City of the Lost. First Edition., Minotaur Books, 2016. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Armstrong, Kelley. City of the Lost. First Edition. [Casey Duncan Novels]: [1]. Minotaur Books, 2016.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Armstrong K. City of the lost [Internet]. First Edition. Minotaur Books; 2016 [cited 2020 Nov 29]. ([Casey Duncan novels]: [1]). Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2016 March #2

Casey and her college boyfriend, a mobster's son, are mugged; he takes off, leaving her to get beaten nearly to death. When she is sufficiently recovered, she kills the boyfriend and is never caught. In an ironic twist, Casey becomes a cop, quickly moving up the ladder to homicide detective. Her only personal relationships are with a bartender she's using for sex, and her friend Diana, whom she protects from a crazy, abusive ex-husband. The mobster finds Casey, and Diana's ex shows up; in desperation, they decide to try to get into Rockton, a nearly invisible town in the Yukon where people go to disappear. They apply and are accepted; it seems there has been a murder in Rockton, and a good detective would be an asset. Rockton is completely off the grid and is ruled by martial law. There are more gruesome murders, and in a town this small, everyone is suspect. At heart this is a blood-soaked, locked-room mystery on steroids; readers should prepare for an all-nighter to finish it. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2015 December #1

In a series debut from the No. 1 New York Times best-selling author, homicide detective Casey Duncan hides a little secret—she killed a mobster's grandson while in college—and is happy to disappear to an off-the-grid town with a friend running from an abusive ex-husband. But it's no safe haven.

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PW Reviews 2016 March #2

Best known for her books set in the supernatural Otherworld universe (Otherworld Secrets, etc.), bestseller Armstrong introduces homicide detective Casey Duncan, who's haunted by a violent crime she once committed, in this excellent first in a new thriller series. Duncan's best friend, Diana Berry, also has a traumatic past: an abusive ex-husband determined to find her. After the latest beating, Diana persuades Duncan to go on the run with her once more—this time to the self-sustaining town of Rockton in the wilds of Canada's Yukon Territory, a place for people seeking refuge. Rockton's sheriff is reluctant to let the two women join the community, but Duncan's skills as a detective are needed to investigate a series of gruesome murders. Duncan finds that some residents have made it to Rockton under false pretenses—and are more dangerous than anyone imagined. A highly unusual set-up sets the stage for a distinctive cast of characters and a page-turning plot. Agent: Helen Heller, Helen Heller Agency (Canada). (May)

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